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Dunbar, Erica Armstrong

Summary: "A National Book Award Finalist for Non-Fiction, Never Caught is the eye-opening narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington's runaway slave, who risked everything for freedom. Now in a Young Readers Edition"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 JUD

White, Arisa

Summary: Presents the life of a California ex-slave, nurse, and midwife, who started many philanthropic projects.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heyday 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MAS

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

Davis, Kenneth C.

Summary: Through the powerful stories of five enslaved people who were “owned” by four of our greatest presidents, this book helps set the record straight about the role slavery played in the founding of America. From Billy Lee, valet to George Washington, to Alfred Jackson, faithful servant of Andrew Jackson, these dramatic narratives explore our country’s great tragedy—that a nation...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2016

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 Davis 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 920 DAV

Davis, Kenneth C.

Summary: "An examination of American slavery through the true stories of five enslaved people who were considered the property of some of our best-known presidents"--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 920 DAV

McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

Summary: A biography of the ninteenth-century woman who escaped slavery and helped many other slaves get to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2002

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 TUB

Lemke, Donald B.

Summary: In graphic novel format, recounts the story of Ellen and William Craft's daring escape in 1848 from slavery in Georgia to freedom in Pennsylvania.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2006

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J FIC LEM

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: Presents the life and accomplishments of Frederick Douglass, a self-educated slave in the South who grew up to become a leader in the abolitionist movement, a celebrated writer, an esteemed speaker, and a social reformer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 DOU

Mara, Wil.

Summary: This book introduces the youngest readers to Harriet Tubman.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 TUB

Gorrell, Gena K. (Gena Kinton)

Summary: Details the history of the Underground Railroad from the roots of slavery through the post-Emancipation era by focusing on the lives of the participants.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 1997

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Summary: An illustrated introduction to the life of Harriet Tubman, who spoke out against slavery in the United States and saved hundreds of African Americans by leading them North on the Underground Railroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Collins 2005

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 TUB

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB TUBMAN SKE

Gregson, Susan R.

Summary: Examines the life of Phillis Wheatley, the first African-American woman to publish a book, discussing her early life as a slave in Boston in the 1700s, the education and kind treatment she received from her owners, her experiences after being granted her freedom, and her later years.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bridgestone Books 2002

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB WHEATLEY GRE

Norwich, Grace.

Summary: An introduction to the life of the civil rights heroine and suffrage activist describes how she repeatedly risked her life to save dozens of slaves and became an equal rights icon in post-Civil War.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 TUB

Gayle, Sharon Shavers.

Summary: Introduces Harriet Tubman, from her birth into slavery, through her daring escape to freedom in the north, to her tireless efforts during the Civil War to free other slave via the Underground Railroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin Paperbacks 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE GAY

Adler, David A.

Summary: A comprehensive introduction to the life and achievements of the heroic former slave details how after managing her own escape, Harriet Tubman returned thirteen times to guide other slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad, in a portrait that also relates her subsequent contributions as a wartime cook, nurse, spy, and suffragist.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2013

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Petry, Ann Lane

Summary: A biography of the famous woman who worked to free her people on the Underground Railroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crowell 1955

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Cline-Ransome, Lesa.

Summary: "Words Set Me Free is the inspiring story of young Frederick Douglass's path to freedom through reading"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 DOU

Cline-Ransome, Lesa

Summary: A lush and lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman, written in verse. An evocative poem and opulent watercolors come together to honor a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her larger than life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 TUB

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB TUBMAN CLI

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Cline-Ransome 2018

Doak, Robin S. (Robin Santos)

Summary: After escaping from slavery when she was a young woman, Harriet Tubman devoted herself to helping others do the same. Readers will discover how Tubman became the most famous conductor on the Underground Railroad, rescuing her family members and dozens of others from plantations in the south and helping them reach safety in the north.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 TUB

Kulling, Monica.

Summary: Surveys the life of Harriet Tubman, including her childhood in slavery and her later work in helping other slaves escape north to freedom through the Underground Railroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2000

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE KUL

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE Kul

Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: Describes Tubman's spiritual journey as she hears the voice of God guiding her north to freedom on that very first trip to escape the brutal practice of forced servitude. Tubman would make nineteen subsequent trips back south, never being caught, but none as profound as this first one.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion Books for Children 2006

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Tub

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Tubman

Elish, Dan.

Summary: A biography of the African American woman who escaped from slavery, led slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad, aided Northern troops during the Civil War, and worked for women's suffrage.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Millbrook Press 1993

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 TUB

Douglass, Frederick

Summary: A shortened autobiography presenting the early life of the slave who became an abolitionist, journalist, and statesman.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1994

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 DOU

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 DOU

Rappaport, Doreen.

Summary: Describes an incident in the life of John Parker, an ex-slave who became a successful businessman in Ripley, Ohio, and who repeatedly risked his life to help other slaves escape to freedom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jump at the Sun 2000

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